Riverview, incorporated as a town in 1973, population 19 128 (2011c), 17 832 (2006c). The Town of Riverview is situated on the Petitcodiac River opposite MONCTON. It is part of the tri-community of Greater Moncton, which also includes the city of DIEPPE. There have been various settlements in what is now known as Riverview for hundreds of years. It was not until the three villages of Bridgedale, Riverview Heights and Gunningsville were amalgamated in 1973 that the current Riverview was born. The town was first called Coverdale but was renamed the following year. It is the product of the post-World War II growth of Moncton, to which it has been connected by bridge since the 1870s.
Riverview is the largest municipality in Albert County, an area known for its gypsum and oil-shale resources and as the site of FUNDY NATIONAL PARK. Although boasting an industrial park, Riverview is mainly residential and the bulk of the populace finds employment in Moncton.